Debbie Spencer

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Peter Thiel, N.T. Wright On Technology, Hope, And The End Of Death

It turns out that Peter Thiel quotes Hamlet.<p>For Thiel, a line in the play’s second scene throws open the pessimism that runs throughout the tragedy and, in his opinion, our current cultural moment. “Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die,” says Gertrude to her son, Hamlet. Her words are …

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Samsung will make fewer phone models next year

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Kif Leswing/Gigaom<p>Samsung makes a lot of different phones, almost all of them functionally identical Android devices …

An Unused Room Transforms Into The Ultimate Party Prep Space

Kitchen designer Nadia Subaran crafts a butler's pantry fit for the next-level hostess and/or wine enthusiast.<p>The space <b>BEFORE</b>...<p>At this year's 7th annual DC Design House, a six-bedroom, five-full and two-half bath estate just outside of Washington D.C. was completely revamped all for a cause. …

10 Life-Sustaining Reasons to Drink Green Tea

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Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters

<i>“We are what we pretend to be,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut famously wrote, <i>“so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”</i> But given how much our minds mislead us, what if we don’t realize when we’re pretending — who are we then? That’s precisely what <b>David McRaney</b> explores in <b>You Are Now Less Dumb: How to</b> …

A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry

From my friends at PBS Digital Studios and filmmaker James W. Griffiths comes <b>A Solitary World</b> — a breathtaking homage to <b>H.G. Wells</b>, with text adapted from five of his most celebrated works: <i>The Time Machine</i> (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The First Men in the Moon (1901), In The Days of the …

The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression

<i>“Depression is a disorder of the ‘I,’ failing in your own eyes relative to your goals,”</i> legendary psychologist Martin Seligman observed in his essential treatise on learned optimism. But such a definition of depression, while true, appears somehow insufficient, overlooking the multitude of …

How SproutsIO is Planning to Transform the Farm-to-Table Movement

Jennifer Broutin Farah believes locally grown produce can get even closer to home.<p>Jennifer Broutin Farah is attempting to amp up the already extolled locavore movement–by moving the concept of “locally grown” from your neighborhood farmers’ market to mere steps from the dinner table.<p>For the past …

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